Guides for filing and protecting trademark in Laos

22/03/2017 - 1389 views

In the past, registration of a trademark application for multiple class are not acceptable. It requires each trademark application in Laos only be registered for one class of goods/services. This regulation may cause difficulties for the Applicant in disbursement as well as trademark management.

Since the issuance of Notice No.57/MOST.DIP of the  Department of Intellectual Property of Laos, multiple-class application for trademark in Laos is officially allowed as from February 01, 2016.

                                 Guide for filing trademark in Laos


1. Requirements for filing trademark in Laos

For the purpose of filing trademark application in Laos, the following documents are required:

(i) A Bilingual Power of Attorney (POA) executed by a person in charge is required. In case the client is a legal entity (company or corporation) and own a corporation seal under their jurisdiction, the POA should be signed directly in wet ink by the legal representative of the Client then affixed the corporation’s seal. In case the corporation seal is not available, only the signatures are acceptable. No further notarization or legalization is required. The copy of POA is accepted at the time of filing. The original one should be submitted within 1 month later.

Under current practice in Laos, it is not expressly required the signature of legal representative person of applicant of the Laotian page in the POA. Please therefore let the Laotian page blank if under your jurisdiction, it is not available.

(ii) A specimen of the trademark in .JPEG file with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi;

(iii) A list of goods and/or services in accordance with the International Classification on which the application is to be applied.


2. Cost for filing trademark in Laos

Please be noted that under the Laos Trademark Law, all fees for filing, publication and grant of registration shall be added up in a lump sum, not separated and paid at the time of filing trademark in Laos.


3. Time frame

Generally, it will take about 10 to 12 months from the filing date for obtaining Certificate of trademark registration.

More information about trademark practice in Laos can be found HERE.

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